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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lakeland.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lakeland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lakeland and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lakeland and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Lakeland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lakeland.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Washington County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lakeland is near Saint Croix County and also Ramsey County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Croix County

Sighting report for Ramsey County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Lakeland.

How Far From Lakeland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Lakeland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lakeland and extending to:

  • Stillwater [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Lakeland to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,207 miles [9,989.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,868 miles [7,834.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lakeland ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Lakeland.

While the name Lakeland is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Lanier County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Lanier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Lakeland, LaPorte County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in LaPorte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Meade County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Meade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Meade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the South.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Lakeland   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Lakeland, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Livingston County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the South.

Missouri

Miller County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Miller County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the South.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the South.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Lakeland   [Map]

Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the East.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Lakeland

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Southeast.

Lucas County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Lucas County   [Map]

Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Noble County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the East Southeast.

South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the Southeast.

Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Texas

Liberty County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the South.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Montgomery County

Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the West.

Virginia

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Lakeland, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Lakeland, Norfolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Lakeland, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lakeland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Birchwood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Lakeland   [Map]

Boardman (WI)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cottage Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Glover (WI)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Grant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Highwood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Lake Elmo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Landfall   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Pine Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stillwater   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lakeland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Tandyn D. Almer

Musician, songwriter. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Thursday July 30, 1942 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday January 8, 2013 at an age of 70. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tandyn D. Almer<8>

Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness

Lew Ayres

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday December 28, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 30, 1996 at an age of 88. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Ayres

Patty Berg

Professional golf. She was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday February 13, 1918 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Sunday September 10, 2006 at an age of 88. She was buried at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens (Lee County, Florida) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patty Berg

John Allyn Berryman

Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in McAlester (Oklahoma) on Sunday October 25, 1914 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1972 at an age of 57. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Allyn Berryman

John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard

Major League Baseball. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday February 26, 1933 and died in Robbinsdale (Minnesota) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Robbinsdale [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard

Ossie Bluege

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday October 24, 1900 and died in Edina (Minnesota) on Monday October 14, 1985 at an age of 85. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Edina [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Bluege

William Chauvenet

Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at an age of 50. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet

George Chesebro

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 29, 1888 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 28, 1959 at an age of 70. He was buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Chesebro

Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte

Professional hockey. He was born on Friday June 3, 1927 and died in North Oaks (Minnesota) on Tueday April 7, 1981 at an age of 53. He was buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario) [Map].

North Oaks [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte

Richard Dix     (Born as Ernst Carlton Brimmer)

Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at an age of 56. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix

Glen Daniel Flanagan

Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday November 16, 1926 and died in Farmington (Minnesota) on Sunday January 28, 1979 at an age of 52. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Lakeland

Farmington [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Lakeland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan

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About Washington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lakeland: www.lakeland.govoffice.com/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lakeland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lakeland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lakeland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9633, Longitude: -92.7738     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lakeland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.948 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Lakeland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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